QuiltCon was SEW much fun!

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Were you able to go to QuiltCon in Savannah, Georgia?  Our dynamic duo, Cyndi and Isabelle,  proudly represented Ink & Arrow!  They had a great time giving out fabric, talking to like-minded sewing enthusiasts… and generally enjoying the excitement of this fantastic show!

We were a proud exhibitor at QuiltCon which is hosted annually by The Modern Quilt Guild. The four day event is a consumer show that features an amazing quilt exhibit as well as outstanding workshops and vendor shopping!

What  better way to spend a day than with warm and friendly people who all enjoy inspiration and creativity!  A lovely lady at the show told Cyndi that Ink & Arrow Fabrics “always bring a smile to her face” and THAT is what we are all about! In fact, the tag line for I&A is “because fabric should be fun!”

 Check out a few of our great instagram friends, we love seeing these fabulous smiles!  Search #inkandarrowquiltcon on instagram to see more!

We were showcasing our latest lines and also offered a sneak peek of our summer collections as well.   Here are some photos of our fun-filled booth!

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Sweet Rebellion by Felicia Gallo for I&A (in shops now) is featured in our Quilt Project, the Sally Shirt Dress by Serendipity Studios and  the Fold & Go Wristlet by Indygo Junction!  

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Check out the awesome quilting on this quilt designed by Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop for I&A Fabrics!  Also, we ❤ this Swoon Pattern “Donna Vintage Handbag” in this collection!

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It’s All About Me by Leslie Moak Murray (in shops now) is featured in this quilt designed by Heidi Pridemore of the Whimsical Workshop – available for free download at our website!

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As usual, our friends are never far away!  We collaborated with Sew Many Creations to show off our newest lines from the new Junebee collections from Ink & Arrow.  Jessica at Sew Many Creations made her “Road Trip” bag out of our Zola line and her “Prima Diva Wallet” from our Paloma line!

 

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Fabulous ensemble!  Sew Serendipity’s “Monique” dress and The “Road Trip” Bag by Sew Many Creations featuring Zola, coming to shops in June!

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Detail shot of the Zola fabrics featured in the Sew Serendipity dress pattern… ❤ the pattern play!

There are four Junebee collections coming to a shop near you this summer!   If you like what you see, go to your shop and let them know you want Junebee!  Let’s create a Junebee BUZZ!   #junebeebuzz  #inkandarrowfabrics

Also, our friends at Plum Easy Patterns made this awesome “All Ways Arrows” quilt with the fabulous Pixie Dots!  This pattern is so on-brand with our Ink & Arrow Fabrics!

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As always… there were Pixie Dots for DAYS……. ❤

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The quilt above “Spinners” pattern by Sew Many Creations and the Tuffet is by Tuffet Source!

We were thrilled when our friends at Tuffet Source donated four “Marvelous Mini” Tuffet kits for prizes at our booth.  The above tuffet is a large version.  We had four winners who were thrilled with their kit!  We hope they can share photos of the finished product with us!  Here are the lovely lucky ladies!

 

Totes adorbs is all we can say about this Izzy & Ivy Designs Ava Tie Top Dress.  This super cute dress would make any little girl a starlet! It features Gnome Matter What (shipping to shops this month). It is the latest collection from I&A designer, Alicia Jacobs Dujets.

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This was our Instagram Contest prize.  This basket FULL of fabric had flowers blooming!  Fleur the Flamingo (Funky Friends Factory Pattern) was watching over the basket!

The lucky winner is….. Fran Oblander!

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Fran is on the left…. her friends just may benefit from her winning! 😉

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This Gnome was watching over our instagram backdrop!

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This Gnome Matter What Floor Pouf project will be available on our website soon!  ❤

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We handed out our exclusive Gnome Matter What QuiltCon bags!  

Before we go, check out our pattern friends’ booths!

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Jessica is busy in her gorgeous booth!  

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 Junebee for Ink & Arrow Fabrics featured at the Sew Many Creations booth….

 

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We were excited to see our Quilting Treasures “Harmony” fabrics featured at Plum Easy Patterns in their new  gorgeous “Kaleidoscope Centerpiece Pattern” 

 

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Plum Easy Patterns printed cards with the Pixie Dots version of their All Ways Arrows quilt!  ❤

We hope you enjoyed this look into our experience at QuiltCon!  While not everyone can attend, we wanted to make sure to share with you the fun, the projects and the fabrics we love so much!  Look for Ink & Arrow in your local fabric shop!  Because fabric should be fun!!!

 

 

 

 

I&A at Quilt Market – Recap Part 2!

Ready for more?   We are still recovering from Market…our crates have arrived for unpacking, ugh.  We are trying to sort through all of the great information we discovered and of course, we are always planning different ways to share our newest fabrics with everyone!!!

The last recap, part 1, was an overview of the booth and the approach to our booth’s display.   This time, we’ll share the different collections and samples we had made of them.  So much collaboration and team work is involved in making our Quilt Market a success.  It’s great to be able to blog afterward and share our efforts with those who could not attend.

Let’s go collection by collection OK?   Pixie Dots are scattered throughout our entire booth, of course; they are the quintessential coordinate for all I&A fabrics!

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We were thrilled when Jessica of Sew Many Creations agreed to make her “Spinners” quilt with all Pixie Dots.  How fantastic is this quilt?  Click her logo below to see other great designs on her website!

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Just ❤ the quilting detail!!!

Pixie Dots play well with all sorts of projects.  How about this awesome tote bag from Indygo Junction?  The Tote-All Patchwork Tote, Pixie-fied inside and out! ❤

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Another great pattern from Indygo Junction showing some Pixie Dot love is  shown here with The Everyday Tray.

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pixietrays_wmWe could talk about Pixie Dots for days…. instead, let’s move onto some of the collections featured in our booth.

 

But wait, here’s a reminder of the yo-yo greatness ———>

Beyond Pixie Dots, we featured 7 of the most recent collections from Ink & Arrow.   It was great to have little vignettes of the different collections – it made for a lot of impact!


First up, a first for us…. flannel & baby!   Our inaugural baby collection, Little Buggers by Alicia Dujets is shipping this month!  It is offered in flat and flannel cotton, perfect for your favorite little one.   These bugs are not pests, they are darling dragonflies, busy bumblebees and little ladybugs happily buzzing along together! In a perfectly gender neutral color palette, this collection of fabrics will be useful for nursery gifts and decor.

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Soft & Crisp – How can that be?  Soft flannel cotton with crisp detailed printing!

The above quilt is one we had whipped up for Market- it was a modified version of our Charleston quilt project.   The same block pattern but in an overall crib size quilt.  It showed off the flannel quite nicely 🙂

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This One Thimble pattern “Archie Shirt” is perfect for your little bugger (toddler)  Sew cute!

I haizzy-and-ivy-logove a little niece named Josephine Peach (Josie)… I know… great name!   When I spoke with our friend,  Jessica, at Izzy & Ivy Designs, I had little Josie (my brother calls her Bug) in mind for a fabulous little ensemble to wear!   Izzy & Ivy Designs always delivers!  We couldn’t be happier with the dress and jacket.  In fact, we didn’t want to cover up the dress with the jacket so we showed them separately.

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Jordan Baby Strap Shoes pattern from I Think Sew!  * notice the ladybug button…swoon*  And, the trend of making diaper covers continues…

 

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Josie girl…. 🙂

But, just imagine…

…that dress

…the jacket

…those shoes…and

<—————THESE CHEEKS!!!!!!

Little fashionista!  Umm.. only thing, she needs to grow a bit before she’ll fit into that outfit… sigh…

 

 

 


Next, shipping in December (yay, that is soon!) is Sweet Rebellion by Felicia Gallo for I&A!  This collection offers soft and sweet florals contrasted with sugar skulls and bicycle chains!  Just a tad rebellious while retaining it’s feminine flair!

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This sassy quilt, designed by Heidi Pridemore of the Whimsical Workshop, is available at our website!

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We absolutely adore how Jessie stitched sugar skull details on some of the circles and squares, not to mention the great circles and lines of quilting throughout!

On to the fashion!  This collection was asking to be made into a sassy vintage-type dress and wristlet.   Thanks to Kay Whitt at Serendipity Studio, who provided the pattern for this great dress!

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“Sally Shirtdress” pattern just shines.  Thanks to Jane Headley for whipping this up (and a ton of other samples) in time for Market even though the requests kept coming 🙂

 

 

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That belt though…. 🙂   Great job Jane!!!

And… in the first photo you’ll see a wristlet.  Here’s another picture hand-modeled by our own Marketing Assistant, Isabelle.. she happens to take almost all of our pictures (thanks Isabelle)   This is the Fold & Go Wristlet from Indygo Junction in sassy Sweet Rebellion.

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The bling bangle bracelet was a great addition to this bag.   Thanks to Theresa Romeo for sewing this up for us – we are so lucky to have so many talented sewists on our team!

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Donna Vintage Handbag by Swoon Patterns.  Sewn for us by Theresa Romeo.  This little lady is such a great handbag!  We ❤ how it came together!!!

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We hope you explore the patterns we’ve used throughout our booth (click on our friend’s logos and links!) It is so much fun to find patterns to work with the different fabric prints;  one of my favorite parts of the job!

Oh, there is so much more… we’ll let you pour over those collections for now!!!  Stay tuned, next time is part 3 of our recap!!!